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Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter was an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymnodist, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen". After some false starts, he made his reputation by his ministry at Kidderminster, and at around the same time began a long and prolific career as theological writer. After the Restoration he refused preferment, while retaining a non-separatist Presbyterian approach, and became one of the most... Read More

Born12 November 1615
Rowton, Shropshire, England
Died8 December 1691 (aged 76)
London, England
Occupationchurch leader, theologian, controversialist, poet
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